The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America Volume 1

 
9781235831911: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America Volume 1
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... LEPUS SYLVATICUS--Bachman. Gbay Rabbit. PLATE XXII. Old Male, Female, And Young. Natural size. L. auribus capite curtioribus, aurium apice et margine aut nigro; corpore L. Americano minore, supra cinereo-fulva, fusco mixto, subtus subalbido. CHARACTERS. Smaller than the Northern hare; ears, shorter than the head, not tipped or margined with black; colour, grayish-fawn, varied with brown above; whitish beneath. SYNONYMES. Cony, Third Voyage of the English to Virginia, 1586, hy Thomas Herriott. From Pin kerton's Voy., vol. xii., p. 600. Hare, Hedge Coney, Lawson, p, 122, Cateshy, Appendix 28. American Hare, Kalm's Travels, vol. i., p. 105. Lepus Americanus, Desmarest, Mam., p. 351. "" Harlan, Fauna, p. 193. "" Godman, Nat. Hist., vol. ii., p. 157. "" Audubon, Birds of America, vol. ii., p. 51, in the talons of Falco Borealis; Ornithological Biography, vol. i., p. 272. Lepus Americanus, Bach., Jour. Ac. Sc. Phil., vol. vii., p. 326. "Sylvaticus, Bach., Jour. Ac. Sc. Phil., vol. vii., p. 403, & vol. viii., p. 78 & 326. "Americanus, Emmons, Mass. Report, 1840, p. 56. "Nanus, Dekay, Nat. Hist. of New York, 1842. Description. This species bears some resemblance to the European burrowing rabbit, (L. cuniculus,) in the gray colour which is natural to the latter in a wild state, but does not change to the different colours the European rabbit presents in a state of domestication. It is a little smaller, and is of a more slender form than L. cuniculus. Head, short; eyes, large; ears, well clothed with short hairs on the outer surface; within, the hairs are a little longer, but less dense, the outer border for the fourth of an inch pretty well covered, but nearer the orifice the skin visible through the thinly scattered hairs; legs, of moderate size; claws, strong, sha...

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